Thursday, December 29, 2011
The year 2011 is ending and I was looking for a diary for 2012. I thought I saw a diary which is quite nice in Starbuck. But unfortunately it cost a fortune to buy it there. It is selling at RM 88 for a diary or buy 15 drinks. ...who wants to drink 15 Latte at a time ??? so ridiculous. Disappointed, I went to Popular and buy a cheap one instead. Once I had painted on the cover, it looks very exclusive. Save me some money too. By the way I'm using enamel paint.
I have tried a second time to bake the cake, make the fondant and paint it up with different design and colour scheme. It was almost a disaster but in the ned managed to make it more presentable. Too much effort being put into it that it should not be wasted. So, I decided to cut and eat it..hahaha!!!Everything is edible !
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Majalah Impiana Jan 2012 issue is already out in the market. My craft is featured in the DIY section of this magazine. I'm decorating a recycle jar using the glass paint. Go and get yourself a copy if you are interested to know more.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Just had the shooting with Wanita Hari Ini - TV3. Did a very fast demonstration of painting on unwanted CD using enamel paint. I also had a chance to promote my book. In the same program the editor of Impiana Magazine also spoke about next year's trend in Interior design which also include refurbishing and recycling old items. Watch out for the January 2012 issue of Impiana Magazine which will come out this week. I am on the DIY section.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
This is another wood item that have decoupaged and half-painted. It's a bit quiet on Boxing Day. Looks like everyone is chilling out at home after the festive day. Anyway, If you have accessed to TV3 tomorrow afternoon, don't forget to watch me doing a demo on Wanita Hari Ini.
Friday, December 23, 2011
I would like to wish Merry Christmas to all those that celebrates it and to everyone have a Happy Holidays. Those who are traveling, have a safe journey. Don't eat too much sugary stuff.... by the way, we will open for business tomorrow 25/12/2011 at 12.30 p.m. If you are in town and not doing anything else, please come and "lepak" here.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I remember during those days when I used to visit my late grandmother, she always have this large enamel tray to served drinks, etc. Some one had asked to make this tray more contemporary by painting roses on it. I would have just retained the authenticity of this tray and keep it as an antique. Nevertheless, following her request I have based it with gesso and then paint the green colour of her choice as the background. I have to paint many layers just to cover totally the original colour of the design. The roses are painted in pink.
Monday, December 19, 2011
This is my first attempt at cake painting and it has been quite a satisfying experience. I have been baking cakes as a hobby but all I wanted to do was to decorate it. A lot of people have been trying out doing faux cakes but I feel that it is worth learning to bake a real cake and making the decorations where you can enjoy eating it rather then just looking at it. The toughest part for me is to make the fondant just right for painting and to choose the right kind of edible paints to use for brushstroke method. Anyway, I enjoy doing it and may try to do again.
The past few days I have been teaching this student from Japan who learned Folk Art painting and decoupage in three days. Both of us don't speak each other language so I just use a lot of demos and body language to instruct her.....but some how it was very effective and she can follow the lessons well. The best part is ...she bought my new book !...as they say Art is so visual that you can still communicate....if there is a will there is a way. She said she will be back to learn again at the end of next year.
Friday, December 16, 2011
This is a recipe stand which I have painted with still life - baking tools and ingredients inspired by my new hobby....baking cakes...I may use this stand for myself since I'm still experimenting with cake decorations...making fondant and painting it. At least we can eat our painting if it is not nice and then practice painting it again...hahaha!!!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The tin that I picked up from my neighbour's rubbish bin the other day had turned into gold. I have decoupaged and half-painted it with English cottage theme. Sometimes it's fun to do decoupage in order to get away from spending so much time on painting the details. This is especially helpful when you want to make a quick gift for someone.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I have some hand painted greeting cards for sale at the shop. These cards are painted using the watercolour painting technique. They are blank cards which you can write your own message. It comes in a theme like Christmas, Angels, Oriental, Scenery, etc... If you are interested please come over to the shop. The price ranges from RM 8.00 to RM 12.00 depending on the size.